The Ian Fleming International Airport today welcomed United States-based QCAS Aero Airlines’ inaugural flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Boscobel, St Mary.

The luxury aviation management company will operate a 30-seat jet aircraft to the Ian Fleming International Airport each Thursday.

There are plans plans to move scheduled flights as of December.

Senior Communications Strategist in the Ministry of Tourism, Delano Seiveright says the government of Jamaica is pleased to welcome the luxury liner.

He says the new arrivals will be a boost to small and medium tourism enterprises in the northeastern section of the country.

QCAS Aero is described as a luxury brand that allows passengers to escape the usual bustle of travelling in packed areas.

The flight experience is described as starting even before the plane takes off, with valet service and in-flight gourmet meals available.

Mr Seiveright says this is a benefit to Jamaica’s tourism product.

Delano Seiveright, Senior Communications Strategist in the Ministry of Tourism.

On Thursday, June 16, the Ian Fleming International Airport welcomed an InterCaribbean Airways flight from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos.

These flights are expected to occur once per month, with a view to transitioning to once weekly.

American Airlines is also set to commence routine flights to the airport in November.